from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of an Indo-European people originally of central Europe and spreading to western Europe, the British Isles, and southeast to Galatia during pre-Roman times, especially a Briton or Gaul.
- n. A native speaker of a modern Celtic language or a descendant of such a speaker, especially a modern Gael, Welsh person, Cornish person, or Breton.
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- proper n. the ancient peoples of Western Europe, called by the Romans Celtæ
- proper n. the modern speakers of Celtic languages
Today, the term Celt is applied to a speaker of a Celtic language.
And while the Celt is talking from Valencia to Kirkwall The English, ah!
The Celt is supposed to be spiritually superior to the Saxonsimpler, more creative, less vulgar, less snobbish, etc. but the usual power hunger is there under the surface.
This book belongs, like all Ethna Carbery's works, to the new and nobler utterance the Celt is finding in English literature ......
Although the name Celt was given by the early Greeks to all the people living West of their country, the Romans included under that name only the tribes occupying the countries now known as France, Western
The word Celt was used to describe both the whole family (including
The light-heartedness of the Celt is another feature which strikes the least observant stranger.
For the mystery of the Celt is the mystery of Amergin the
Sir William Butler said, "the Celt is the spearhead of the British lance."
A Celt is the child of generations of cattle-stealers, and the raiding spirit is still in the blood.
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